General Information 1/14/20 Hello fellow Sertomans! Spirits of Spring is fast approaching (April 18th), and is one of our two fundraisers of the year. Without the proceeds from these fundraisers we cannot continue to contribute to the organizations that we sponsor. We invite you all to our first committee meeting of the year to hit the ground running. This meeting is open to any and all interested in helping SOS be more successful than ever before. You do not need to have been on the previous committee or commit to be on this year's to attend. There is much work to be done in preparation, but also on the night of the event. So, come learn about what it takes to put on our show and see where you may fit in to help! Meeting will be at my house (14540 Latrobe Dr, 80921) at 6:00 pm, Thursday, January 23rd. There will be snacks and beverages of many flavors. Hope to see you there. Mary and Vicki 1/13/20
My Fellow Gleneagle Sertomans, At the February 5th meeting, lunch will be catered by the Legion Post/Club Manager. I will need to advise the Manager of the number of attendees and the number of those persons eating 1 week prior to the event. Therefore, those members whom are not on the permanent eating list please advise me via email if you will be attending and eating by January 27th.R on Luebben Gleneagle Sertoma National Heritage Chairman
01/13/20 How nice to be able to see each other so soon after our last get together!
YES! The 2nd meeting for the month of January is this Wednesday, January 15, 2020. ***January 15, 2020 - General Membership Meeting at Liberty Heights with our speakers, Ida Dilworth and the scholarship recipients from UCCS. Meeting convenes at 11:45 am. Be sure to let Rae Berg know you will be attending and eating lunch for a proper head count before Monday at noon. So call Rae Berg or email her RIGHT NOW with your lunch plans if you don't already have a set lunch plan with her. firstname.lastname@example.org. See You Wednesday! Mary
1/13/20 Hey, ya'll,I thought I would send this out one more time so that we can know what is coming up and schedule to be there. ************************ 01/06/20
Mighty Gleneagle Sertoma Warriors, For your scheduling purposes, here is a list of the upcoming speakers/events in the next 2 months. As always, we are one of the busiest and most active clubs in the Nation. ***January 8, 2020 - General Membership Meeting at Liberty Heights with our very own, Diane Reitan, as guest speaker. Meeting convenes at 11:45 am. Be sure to let Rae Berg know you will be attending and eating lunch for a proper head count before Monday at noon. ***January 15, 2020 - General Membership Meeting at Liberty Heights with our speakers, Ida Dilworth and the scholarship recipients from UCCS. Meeting convenes at 11:45 am. Be sure to let Rae Berg know you will be attending and eating lunch for a proper head count before Monday at noon. ***February 5, 2020 - General Membership Meeting with our Gleneagle National Heritage Freedom Essay winners, their parents, teachers, and administrators in attendance. Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be reading their essays and receiving a monetary award from Gleneagle Sertoma. This meeting will be held at the American Legion Centennial Post 209 at 3613 Jeanine Drive in Colorado Springs and will convene at 11:45 am. Attendance is encouraged as we want to show our support to these fine young people for sharing "What Freedom Means To Me". ***February 19, 2020 - General Membership Meeting with our National President, John Kelly, as our guest speaker. Meeting will be held at Liberty Heights and will convene at 11:45 am. This meeting is open to all clubs in the Pikes Peak area so be sure to let Rae Berg know you will be attending and eating lunch for a proper head count before Monday at noon. ***Also on this date at 6 PM in the evening - The National Heritage Eassy Contest Award Banquet held at the Hotel Elegante from 6 - 9 PM. Attendance is encouraged as we will be expecting to have a 1st, 2nd, AND 3rd place winner and want to be there to support our contestants. Reservations and meal choices will be available as we get closer to the date. BUT mark your calendar NOW so you wont miss out. If you have questions or I have forgotten something, please let me know. Mary 01/04/20
How can I pass up the opportunity to say thank you to Bill for getting this chain of well wishes started? Merry Christmas to all! ach and every one of you has given so much to me (even if it was to jerk my chain) and my life has been enriched by knowing you! Love, hugs, and smooches! Mary on Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 9:27 AM Gloria Milhoan <email@example.com> wrote: Thanks Bill !!! My good wishes go out to all of you as well. 🎄😎 gm
On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 8:58 AM William King <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Board Members and Friends Best wishes for the Holidays!
I trust that the Holidays find you well.
I hope that you are blessed with the company of family and friends; albeit by phone or cyber methods, as I will for family.
12/20/19 Christmas Party Slide Show 12/18/19 (Go to Happenings for larger format pix.)
The Guest Speaker at the Dec. 4 meeting was was Dr. Steve Johnson, Health Sciences Department, Co-Executive Director of Hybl Center. Steve and Corrie West, Director of Development, gave an informative presentation on the City of Champion venue William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center.
Bulletin Board Gleneagle Sertoma Club is once again hosting the National President's Luncheon at Liberty Heights on February 19 at our regular meeting time. Other Clubs in the Pikes Peak area have been invited to come so we need to make our reservations with Rae Berg early so we can get an accurate headcunt for seating and food and beverage preparations.
12/17/19 Several Gleneagle Sertoma Club members participated in the Salvation Army Bell Ringing Drive this past December 9-13, 2019.
They met at the Main Entrance of the Bass Pro Shop in North Colorado Springs to volunteer.
Those braving the weather and enthusiastically volunteering were as follows: Rae Berg, Bill King, Bill Bristol, Eric Emde, Terry Galloway, Bill George, Joe Gray, Duane Gritzmaker, Gloria Milhoan, Donna O'Bryant, Mary Obenaut, Larry Oliver, Amanda Sutherland, Jim Taylor, Kay Welch, Vicki Wynn, and Mark Yoder.
The drive was very successful and rewarding. Interacting with the men, women, and children going into Bass Pro Shop was fun and the contributions were exceptional! The members were happy they could assist the Salvation Army Christmas Drive.
Yours in Service and Proud to be a Sertoman, Kay Welch VP Service Coordinator
Salvation Army Bell Ringers
Salvation Army Bell Ringers
Bass Pro Shop
Joe Gray, Eric Emde, Larry Oliver.
12/10/19 Happy Birthday Bob Keys! In case you didn't know, Bob Keys, one of our long time members, is celebrating his 90th birthday TODAY! We will celebrate with him in January because Mary let time get away from herself and so did not get things organized to celebrate his birthday in December. The Board has voted to share in celebration those of our members who turn 85 - 100. Momentous occasions! So send happy thoughts Bob's way this day. He still is battling with his email so there is no way to send him a message. But his phone still works. Also, I don't know if you were aware , but it was Bob Keys who originally made the 'Ding Dong' signs for us to use as we ring the bells for Salvation Army. Bob says that back when we were working with the Boy Scouts, the signs didn't last very long because the boys (being boys) would beat each other with the signs until they would literally fall apart. Bob is very proud of Jim's signs with the handles. Just thought you'd like to know. Mary
Service Hour Awards Nov. 20th Meeting.
Bob Duckworth 500 hours! Shown with Kay Welch Service V.P.
Bill Bristol, 200 hours.
Bill King, 200 hours.
12/5/19 Service Hours Awards
12/4/19 Hi all: I don’t know about you, but a spend a small fortune at Amazon every year and, now, it’s actually possible to get 0.5% of that money back in the form of a donation to your club by simply signing up with amazon smile. Just click on the link below to start the process.https://smile.amazon.com Once done, make sure to bookmark it so you can use it for all subsequent orders with them. Jim Taylor 11/27/19
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus is coming to town! That’s YOU and that’s ME all around. We are Santa for many girls and boys With our donations of money and toys. Let’s remember this on December 4th At our next meeting of course!
P.S. Also don’t forget the Salvation Army Let’s SIGN UP and quit the stalling!
Kay Welch, Service VP
11/16/19 Gleneagle Sertoma Warriors! Crawford House is in need of many items in service to its many homeless veterans. A list of the needed items was put on the tables at our last meeting. Hopefully, you had a chance to make some notes as to what you could contribute. I am attaching that list here and would like to encourage you to include Crawford House in your after Thanksgiving shopping. If you want to drop your items off at Mary Obenauf's house (14540 Latrobe Drive), Joe & Gloria or Kay will take them to Crawford House. Let's set a deadline for getting the items to Mary's house to be Monday, December 2, 2019.
Christmas Unlimited's toy collection drive is November 11 - December 14. The toys needed are:
Traditional board games (Monopoly, Chess, Battleship, etc)
Sporting goods (especially balls of all kinds)
Building sets (Legos, Lincoln Logs, Mega Blocks)
Play kitchen items (utensils and play food)
Dolls and action figures
Personal care items for older children (only new)
Electronic items (MP3 players, cameras, games)
Bicycles with 16″ and 20″ wheels, scooters, wagons
Arts & craft items, science, and collection kit
They should not be wrapped.
They should be new not used.
Of course money works, too. They can use the cash to buy toys at reduced prices.
There was some discussion of locating collection boxes in stores and such. We will hear more about this from Kay Welch and the Service Committee at Wednesday's meeting.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing - there is a sign up sheet that will be passed around again with available time slots. We are INSIDE Bass Pro Shop. We will not be able to actually ring the bells, but will be using Jim Taylor's famous "Ding Dong" signs. As you flash the signs back and forth, be sure to ask people if the signs are 'too loud'. It makes them connect with you and usually brings a smile or two. Learned that one from Joe Gray.
We know that seems like a lot, but we are a busy and active group with service as our number one priority.
Proud to be a Sertoman!
10/21/19 An update from Jim Taylor on the King Soopers donation program. Click Here
Focus Items 12/12/19 Gleneagle Sertoma Warriors, I am copying the article in today's Tribune honoring our very own Jim Taylor as Mountain West Regional Sertoman of the Year. Thank you, Jim, for all that you have done, continue to do, and will certainly do in the future to make Gleneagle Sertoma the powerhouse club that it is! You make us PROUD TO BE A SERTOMAN! (And thank you Gritz for the wonderful write up you submitted to the Tribune.) COMMUNITY BRIEFGLENEAGLE SERTOMAN NAMED REGIONAL SERTOMAN OF THE YEARJim Taylor of Gleneagle Sertoma (Service to Mankind) was named Regional Sertoman of the Year at the recent Mountain West Region Convention of Sertomans in Denver, recognizing his leadership and service to his community and beyond.Taylor led Gleneagle in conducting a major service project each month during the 2018-2019 Sertoma year, and 3,150 community service hours among Gleneagle’s 50 Sertomans. Taylor, of Gleneagle, was in competition with nearly 1,000 Sertoma members for the award and was selected from the nominations from 40 Sertoma Clubs in the nine districts of the Mountain West Region of Sertoma. His leadership impact in the local community is magnified, considering the West Region extends from Colorado to Hawaii and El Paso, Texas to Alaska. Taylor is now in competing for Sertoman of the Year among nominees from the United States and Canada, the results of which will be announced in April.Since its formation in June 1986, Gleneagle Sertoma has provided service to the Northern El Paso County area by extending its mission to improve the quality of life for those who are hearing impaired while also conducting community service projects to improve Fox Run Park, provide scholarships to hearing-impaired students at UCCS and for local students attending the Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Conference.For more on the group, visit gleneaglesertoma.org or contact Duane Gritzmaker at 649-9220 or via email at email@example.com.